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  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    India’s Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) signed a master ship repair agreement (MSRA) with the U.S. Navy, the company announced in a BSE filing. Earlier in January 2017, the Reliance Shipyard was qualified by the U.S. Navy as an approved contractor to perform complex repair and alternation services for the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet vessels […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command oceanographic survey ship USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) collects and analyzes oceanographic data that is used to support U.S. Navy warfighters.   Henson is a multipurpose oceanographic survey ship that conducts hydrographic, acoustic, oceanographic and bathymetric survey operations worldwide and is currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet. “Henson is a multifunction ship,” […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than 50 senior officers from U.S. 7th Fleet and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) North Sea Fleet met Aug. 6 to discuss increasing cooperation, future exercise opportunities and improved communication between the fleets.   North Sea Fleet Commander Rear Adm. Yuan Yubai hosted 7th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, and fleet leaders […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), July 22 after departing their homeport of San Diego, California, July 6. Higgins is conducting an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Middle East and is scheduled to perform theater security cooperation engagements […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities

    The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 began a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, following a turnover ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, July 15.   VP-5 relieved The War Eagles of Patrol Squadron 16, based out of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, assuming maritime patrol and reconnaissance […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Admiral Scott H Swift, Commander of the Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy, arrived at Kochi on  02 April for a two day visit. The Seventh Fleet is the largest of the United States Navy, with 60-70 ships, 200-300 aircraft and approximately 40,000 Sailors and Marines operating on a typical day. The Admiral […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Thursday for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.   Germantown will deploy as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG). During the patrol, the PEL ARG will participate in Amphibious Integration Training (AIT) […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departed Friday, August 29, to lead the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.   The Peleliu ARG will be comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) entered the second phase of its scheduled deployment Nov. 27, when the group crossed the international date line and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Senior navy leaders from the U.S. 7th Fleet and Royal Thai Navy met for a professional exchange of ideas in a variety of technical and operational topics on board the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), May 12.   The two navies maintain a strong alliance through numerous joint exercises and Fleet engagements […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The owner and family members of a Japanese fishing vessel, found missing by the U.S. Navy during Operation Tomodachi, visited the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to say “thank you,” in Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 5. Shiho Orikasa and her family visited the crew to show their appreciation and gratitude for their […]

  • 18 May 2011
    Training & Education

      The radio and combat information center crew from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Hatakaze (DD 171) visited U.S. 7th Fleet’s command ship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), to tour Operations Department spaces during a subject matter expert exchange May 17. Along with Cmdr. Hideki Sekigawa, JS Hatakaza’s commanding officer, the group also […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Authorities

    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Aug. 11, after departing San Diego July 25.   Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Authorities

      U.S. 7th Fleet held a change of command ceremony on board the command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sept. 7. Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk was relieved by Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift at the ceremony. “It has been the thrill of my career to briefly command in the best job of […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Training & Education

    With the endorsement of Codes for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) in April 2014, WPNS navies have affirmed their commitment to safety during unplanned encounters at sea.   Across the Indo-Pacific, 7th Fleet ships and aircraft train for the expected increase in use of CUES to ensure quick […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego on July 9, marking the end of its deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and its crew of 350 Sailors entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, June 11. Chancellorsville, the first Aegis Cruiser to be outfitted with Aegis Baseline 9, will enhance presence in the 7th Fleet AOR by conducting theater security cooperation engagements and maritime security operations while […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation (AOO), May 17 after approximately six months of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, Milius played a crucial role in […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In 2014, U.S. 7th Fleet ships, squadrons, operational units and senior leaders promoted regional stability and maritime security through more than 1,000 theater security cooperation engagements. Engagements included major operational events, such as 160 bilateral and multilateral exercises, as well as 370 port visits and more than 500 senior leader exchanges, construction projects, military-to-military training […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Senior navy leaders from the U.S. 7th Fleet, Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the Indonesian Navy (TNI) met for a professional exchange of ideas in a variety of technical and operational topics aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 4 and 6. The U.S. 7th […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) are supporting exercise Talisman Sabre 2015, July 4-19, by providing critical logistics and sustainment support to U.S. and coalition forces. COMLOG WESTPAC provides the combatant ships in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) with fuel, food, repair parts and ammunition. The replenishments are […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. 7th Fleet held a change of command ceremony Sept. 7, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka Fleet Theater. Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin assumed command of the world’s largest forward-deployed naval force from Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas. Aucoin, a graduate of North Carolina State University, became the 50th commander of […]

  • 17 March 2013
    Training & Education

    a U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge arrived in Kure, Japan, for a port visit March 16. While Blue Ridge is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, this port visit gives embarked Marines, U.S. 7th Fleet staff and Sailors an opportunity to explore another region of the country. Sailors and Marines will participate in community service […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Force 7th Fleet changed command aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan on August 3. During the change of command ceremony Rear Adm. Marc H. Dalton took over from Rear Adm. John B. Nowell Jr.. Nowell highlighted the work Expeditionary Strike Group 7 sailors and marines have achieved during his tenure, most […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region June 17, after a month-long continuous maintenance availability (CMAV). The CMAV gave Blue Ridge the opportunity to replace 4,500 square feet of decking and complete critical repairs to the engineering plant. Some of these repairs will […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities

    A UH-1Y Venom helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367 prepares to land aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) while in the Pacific Ocean, February 4. Green Bay is transiting to Sasebo, Japan, to join the U.S. 7th Fleet’s forward deployed Naval forces. Green Bay […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Medical personnel aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) participated in the first Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) during a surgical drill June 4-5. A team of medical officers and hospital corpsmen from Naval Medical Center San Diego is the first ERSS trial group […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Victoria Harbor, March 24, following four days of cultural exchanges throughout Hong Kong. During the visit, Sailors and Marines took the opportunity away from work and volunteered their time with various local organizations, strengthening the 35-year friendship Blue Ridge has with Hong Kong. The Blue […]

  • 3 July 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) departed Sasebo, Japan, July 2 for a routine patrol in U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. During the ship’s patrol, Patriot will conduct a series of port visits throughout Japan and participate with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in a bilateral mine countermeasures training exercise. […]